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Pukpuks lead 22-14 at break

first_imgAfter Pukpuks Jacky Marcus nearly scored on the wing, American Samoa went on the counter attack with Shaun Salave’a taking an intercept to dash 80 metres to score.A successful conversion American Samoa in front at 7-0.The Pukpuks made their comeback through two quick tries to Jonah Kautu and then through Rabbie Namaliu who scored after a brilliant move to attack the blind side from the scrum.The momentum brought on another two five pointers for the Pukpuks after James Lumaris was put into space to score.This was followed up later by a good solo from Richard Aitsi who stepped and then ducked to make was over for another try.Nigel Genia added the extras to lead 22-7.Just when they were getting comfortable, American Samoa snuck in a try right on half time to put themselves back in contention.last_img read more

Taekwondo athletes to be mentored by Olympian

first_imgKassman plans to do mentoring for young female taekwondo athletes following her participation at the Rio Olympic Games.She participated in the +67kg category fight where she was defeated by British number 3 ranked and 2015 Taekwondo World Champion Bianca Walkden 14-1.The 32 year old returns home to get back to work but will still be training.She will be working closely with female athletes to develop their game and encourage them to set their sights for Japan Olympics in 2020. Kassman told Loop PNG that she was inspired to be among the greatest fellow athletes, managers, coaches and teams at the Rio Olympics.The Rio Games has inspired her to work towards Japan 2020, if not an athlete, then perhaps at the management or coaching level.last_img read more

Stars line up for Draykin Table Tennis Open

first_imgNational champion Simon Tomlinson leads an entertaining line-up for this Saturday’s Andrey Dryakin Table Tennis Open to be played at the Alfred Sangster Auditorium on the campus of the University of Technology. Action starts at 9:00am with Tomlinson, former national champion Kane Watson and national rural singles champion Mark Phillips swinging to the table at 11:00 a.m. when the first round of the men’s singles will start. At his best, the 24-year-old Tomlinson is lightning fast with drilling topspin drives firing off both his backhand and forehand. Tomlinson and Watson will be right at home as they are students at UTECH and actually train inside the host venue. They will be on alert at this early season tournament with Phillips, a student at the University of the West Indies, in the field. All three have gained experience overseas as teammates on the national team. Also in the field is the durable left-hander, Rudolph Sinclair, whom Phillips defeated to win the national rural title, and the two veterans of the field Samuel Lamount and Alphanso Morris. Lamout depends on a steady forehand topspin from all areas of the court, while Morris is a quick driving close-to-the-table attacker. National women’s champion Shenique Clare is overseas and Yvonne Foster, the woman Clare defeated to win the nationals, isn’t entered. That leaves Kesley Davidson, the 2016 Caribbean Pre-Cadet under-11 silver medallist, as the female player to watch the most. Davidson will play in the under-13 and 15 categories. Her performance in the Cadet tournament earned her a trip to an International Table Tennis Federation training course in Lima, Peru last August. Paralympics dynamo Alphanso Cunningham will bring some star power to the Para section of the tournament. There will be star power off the table as well with 1990 National champion Keith Evans named as a member of the organising committee. This event is new to the local table tennis calendar and is being staged by the Kingston and St Andrew Table Tennis Association. It features play in the men’s and women’s open, the men’s B and C and the under 9, 11, 13, 15 and 18 age group categories. TRAINING COURSElast_img read more

Ebola As Others

first_imgShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Ebola are you here to terrorize us        Ebola are you worst than the civil warEbola are you worst than yellow fever that killed our settlersEbola are you worst than AIDS.Ebola you can not be worst than the Black Death of EmpireEbola you can not be worst than malariaEbola you can not be worst than choleraEbola you can not be worst than tuberculosis.Ebola you can not rob Liberia of all her populationYou can not do it to GuineaYou can not do it to UgandaYou can not do it to D.R. CongoAll you colleagues in the strive to eliminate mankind has failedAs yellow fever, Aids,Ask the Liberia Civil WarAsk Malaria, Tuberculosis or Black Death of EuropeEbola you are declared a terrorist among usYou will flatter us but not succeedIn all of this we are winnersEbola leave us alone because you are defeatedlast_img read more

“A total waste of taxpayers’ money” – Jagdeo

first_imgState House colour change…National Trust registers concerns over non-consultation…“Guyana is going green” – PresidentFormer President of Guyana and current Leader of the Opposition, Bharrat Jagdeo, has said the recent decision by the Government to arbitrarily repaint sections of State House using the Party’s colour is another senseless act that constitutes a total waste of taxpayers’ money. Ever since the APNU/AFC (A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance for Change) coalition ascended into office, they have been actively repainting several public buildings, including the Ministry of the Presidency, using the colour green, which is the dominant colour of the Peoples National Congress (PNC) and APNU. President David Granger is the leader of both parties.Opposition Leader Bharrat JagdeoCommenting on the issue on Saturday, Jagdeo said that painting state buildings in the PNC/APNU colour is not a priority for Guyana.“It is another senseless act by this Government; a total waste of taxpayers’ money. Painting public buildings in party colours cannot be the priority of our country when many people are looking for jobs or better welfare,” Jagdeo said.Repair works are currently ongoing at State House, and the Chief Executive Officer of the National Trust of Guyana, Nirvanie Persaud, told Guyana Times that the entity is in the process of seeking an explanation for the colour change.President David GrangerThe National Trust is responsible for the preservation of monuments and historical sites in Guyana. State House is a historical site, and as such, the National Trust has to be consulted on any change done to the building.“We have not been informed about any change to the colour, or (about) any repairs. We are in discussion with the Ministry of Presidency,” Persaud said.Asked on Friday whether State House is going green, President Granger responded, “Guyana is going green,” following which he chuckled.The National Trust of Guyana was established following the passage of the National Trust Act, No. 7 of 1972. The main responsibility of the National Trust is the preservation of all monuments and historical sites in Guyana.The National Trust’s website stated that State House, the official residence of the Executive President of Guyana, is located with its main façade facing Main Street, and borders New Market & Carmichael Streets, Cummingsburg, Georgetown. The structure is sometimes addressed as Guyana House, and was formerly known as Government House.last_img read more

Area teams earn CIF rankings

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! 11:30 a.m.La Serna High School heads a group of five area schools that are among this week’s CIF Southern Section rankings in four sports. The Lancers slipped a notch to No. 4 in Division III softball, and Cantwell Sacred Heart of Mary dropped two spots to No. 7 in Division VI. La Mirada (Div. II) and La Habra (Div. III) are among others receiving votes. In boys tennis, Schurr remains at No. 10 in Division IV, and La Serna is steady at No. 9 in Division V. In Division III boys volleyball, Santa Fe stays at No. 8 and La Serna breaks into the Top 10 at No. 10. El Rancho is among those receiving votes. No area team is among the Top 10 in baseball, although Cantwell received votes in Division V.last_img read more

AZ Alkmaar striker Vincent Janssen says £17m Tottenham move is ‘almost complete’

first_imgHolland forward Vincent Janssen expects to shortly complete a move from AZ Alkmaar to Tottenham, claiming the clubs are close to an agreement.Spurs have made an offer of around £11million, but Dutch side AZ are holding out for closer to £17m, amid interest from the likes of Wolfsburg, Paris St Germain and recently West Ham.Janssen, though, was keen to secure a transfer to White Hart Lane.The 23-year-old was the top scorer in the Eredivisie last season with 27 goals and had been given permission to spend two days in London last month when he visited Spurs’ training ground, meeting manager Mauricio Pochettino and discussing his plans for the future, while also settling on personal terms.AZ, however, remain determined to secure closer to their asking price, and are keen for the structure of any payments to be up front rather than instalments.The Dutch club this week completed the signing of striker Wout Weghorst from Heracles Almelo, which would appear to pave the way for Janssen’s departure.Janssen – who scored a penalty for Holland in their 2-1 win at Wembley in March – had returned for the start of pre-season training, but in an interview with local media suggested a deal was now close.Quoted by Algemeen Dagblad, in an online article including photos of the player apparently saying his goodbyes at the training ground, Janssen confirmed: “I won’t train with AZ any more. The clubs are now really close to an agreement. I will go home and wait for the phone call to go.“I am glad that it is almost complete. For me it was clear from the beginning that I wanted to go to Spurs.“The competition appeals to me and the plan of the coach is similar to the plan that AZ boss John van den Brom shared with me a year ago at AZ.“It is a beautiful club with a fantastic stadium and heaps of potential. Anyone in my shoes would take this step.”Tottenham are aiming to reinforce their attacking options to help alleviate the pressure on main frontman Harry Kane ahead of a Champions League campaign.Janssen is sure he can work alongside the England striker.“Harry Kane? People can say what they want, but I am not afraid of (competition from) anybody. He is a great striker, but we naturally will see how it goes,” the Dutch forward added.“We can complement each other, I think I can learn a lot from him.” Vincent Janssen claims he won’t train with AZ anymore 1last_img read more

MORE THAN 3,000 YOUNG PEOPLE ATTEND DONEGAL ROAD SAFE ROADSHOW

first_imgVolunteers handing out reflective jackets. ALL PICS BY CLIVE WASSON.More than 3,000 young people from 33 secondary schools in Donegal and 6 schools from Derry attended the Road Safe Roadshow in the Aura Leisure Centre in Letterkenny on this week.The show, which is in its seventh year, is hosted by Donegal County Council in association with the Donegal Road Safety Working Group (DRSWG). The show tells the story of how a night out ends in tragedy for a 17-year old boy who has just passed his driving test.Brian O’Donnell, Road Safety Officer with Donegal County Council said that “the success of the show can be gauged in that all Secondary Schools in County Donegal since the show was first launched have sent their Transition year, Leaving Cert Applied and fourth year students to the show”. He added “in addition to this Youthreach Centres, ETB participants also attend as well as students from Derry”.This year’s show was particularly poignant with the tragic loss of Kym Harley in the early hours of Tuesday morning. The deepest sympathy was conveyed by Charlie Collins on behalf of everyone involved in the show to Kym’s father Martin, mother Denise, to her sisters and brother and to her extended family and friends.  MORE THAN 3,000 YOUNG PEOPLE ATTEND DONEGAL ROAD SAFE ROADSHOW was last modified: October 18th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Donegal County CouncilRoad Sfae Sfaety Showlast_img read more

Rosses Radio to broadcast to Donegal diaspora in Australia next Saturday

first_imgAs part of the Diaspora Initiative, Rosses Radio are dedicating the Morning Show next Saturday, the 10th of December to connecting with Perth, Australia and all the people from the Rosses working and living there.Rosses Radio invite their listeners at home to contact them, or better still drop into the studio, based in Dungloe, to send Christmas wishes to friends and family over the radio.Their programme goes out on-air at 98.6fm and worldwide live online at rossesradio.com from 10am – 12pm. The podcast recording of the show will also be available on their website.To get in touch, you can text or call us on 087 185 7992, email them at contact@rossesradio.com or send them a Facebook message!Rosses Radio to broadcast to Donegal diaspora in Australia next Saturday was last modified: December 3rd, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:AustraliaCHristmasDiasporadungloePerthRosses Radiolast_img read more

Lucas Digne signs and says he ‘immediately wanted to come to Everton’

first_imgEverton have confirmed the signing of Lucas Digne from Barcelona.The 25-year-old left-back signed a five-year deal and says he wants to show his best football for Everton.Digne has played 25 times for France and won titles in Spain and France with Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain. In addition, he played for Roma and was on France’s standby list ahead of their victorious World Cup campaign.“Everton is a big club with a great history. I want to play games, win games and excite the fans with the quality of our football,” he told evertontv.“I played good football in Rome and I played well, too, in Barcelona. I progressed a lot as a player and as a person by playing with the best players in the world.“When you play with the best players it helps you build your character and, of course, it helps on the training ground and during games, too, because you want to give the best of you.“I want to show my best football here and discover the best league in the world. Everybody loves the Premier League. I am loving the fact I am coming here.“I am not afraid, I am excited. For me, it is a new challenge to discover a country, a league, people and a great club such as Everton. It is fabulous.” “My first impression on meeting the new manager was really good. I had a great feeling with him when we spoke,” Digne added.“Immediately I said: ‘I want to come to Everton.’“The club has brought in a lot of players and we are building to bring some success in the Premier League.“We will work together as a team to try to make this happen. That is what is important and I could not be more excited about this challenge.”And Silva confirmed he saw the desire to join Everton when he first met the player.“He is a high-quality player, aggressive, with good technical ability and in the past five seasons he has played two years at Paris St-Germain, one in Roma and for the past two seasons he has demonstrated his clear quality in Barcelona.“Lucas is a player who will add competitiveness in a position where we only had Leighton Baines last season and he is accustomed to winning. This is his mentality having captured titles in his career and having these on his résumé.” 1 🛬 | Incoming… pic.twitter.com/H9vI0owCRm— Everton (@Everton) August 1, 2018Digne, who becomes Evreton’s second signing of the summer, moved to PSG from first club Lille in the summer of 2013. He won back-to-back championships with the French capital side before spending a season on loan in Serie A with Roma.An Under-20 World Cup winner with France in 2013, he made the move to the Nou Camp in 2016. He played 46 matches for the five-times European champions, winning La Liga with the Catalan giants last season. Digne won LaLiga with Barcelona last_img read more